The 33-year-old broadcaster – who has been the host of the coveted time slot since 2012 – made the announcement live on air earlier this morning (31.05.18), with Nick revealing he will be replaced by Greg James.
Nick – who is set to succeed Greg as the host of the Drivetime show on Radio 1 – shared: “It was always my dream to do the Breakfast Show and I’m very grateful that I got to live my dream every day for what will be nearly six years. But six years is a long time and this isn’t a forever job. I had the time of my life.
“I’ve decided it’s time for a change and a new show. I love Radio 1 and can’t wait to get on with the new time slot and the removal of all alarms from my house. I’m so happy to be swapping shows with my friend and yours Greg James, and can’t wait to wake up to him each morning. Not literally. Just on the radio. Unless he’s up for it.”
Meanwhile, Greg has admitted he’s relishing the prospect of presenting the “most famous radio show in the world”.
The 32-year-old broadcaster – who is to start hosting the show in September – continued: “It really doesn’t get any bigger than this and I really want to build on the great work Grimmy has done.
“The listeners have become like mates during the ten years I’ve been on air, so to be there when they wake up is a real honour. They’re always front and centre and this will of course be the case on the new Breakfast Show. It’s going to be the most enjoyable challenge I’ve ever undertaken and I can’t wait to get started.”